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  •  Yes with Skyler. But he didn't know Hank (8+ / 0-)

    was with Jessie when he called, in fact he called off the cavalry once he did. So there's some irony in the fact that what turns his wife and son against him for good is one of the few crimes he didn't actually commit.

    I never liked you and I always will.

    by Ray Blake on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 02:29:53 PM PDT

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    •  It could be argued, though, (4+ / 0-)

      that he caused Hank's death by deciding to get involved with those kinds of people in the first place.

      That's kind of been one of Walt's mistakes throughout the entire series.  People have talked about how one of his downfalls is his assumption that he can control every situation, and that's true.  But he also seems to have a tendency to underestimate the people he decides to work with.

      I think Walt's ego plays a role in this.  In his mind, he's a badass motherfucker.  And in some ways, that's true.  But he's always, in some ways, been out of his element in the drug world.  As many horrible things as Walt has done, it's all been because he's convinced himself that he had to do it either for survival or for his family.  He doesn't understand that, say, Gus, or the Aryans, don't necessarily care as much about that.

      Hell, even Gus was more honorable than the Aryans.  Walt had no idea the kind of people he was getting into bed with here.  And he never does, really, until it's too late.  

      Really, though, I don't know what else one would expect from Nazis...

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